Tom Holland has opened up about his struggle with quitting drinking.
The actor also revealed the benefits of not drinking and how it impacted him.
Holland admitted that he was quite alarmed by this behavior and his intense desire for alcohol.
Tom Holland is one of the most well-known and talked-about celebrities right now, whether it’s because of his professional background, his romance with Zendaya, or just because of his outgoing attitude.
The 27-year-old actor has opened up about his battle with addiction and said how challenging it was for him to feel “enslaved” to the want for alcohol.
Holland discussed how getting clean was “the best thing” he has ever done but also how challenging it was to get there during an appearance on the podcast On Purpose with Jay Shetty.
“I didn’t one day wake up and say, ‘I’m giving up drinking.’ I just, like many Brits, had had a very, very boozy December. Christmas time, I was on vacation, I was drinking a lot, and I’ve always been able to drink a lot,” he said and credited his mom’s genes for that.
The Spiderman star added that he just decided to not drink during the month of January but it was a tough path for the actor. “All I could think about was having a drink. That’s all I could think about. I was waking up thinking about it. I was checking the clock, when’s it 12 pm?”
Holland admitted that he was quite alarmed by this behavior and his intense desire for alcohol, and that’s why he decided to extend the sentence until February.
He reasoned that by punishing himself by going two months without drinking, he would be able to show himself that he doesn’t actually have a problem with alcohol.
“Two months go by and I was still really struggling. I felt like I couldn’t be social.” Holland further added, “I felt like I couldn’t go to the pub and have a lime soda. I couldn’t go out for dinner,” the actor said.